With United’s midfield struggles, why was Pogba ever allowed to leave?
Manchester United’s long-standing left-back Patrice Evra reckons his club made a huge error in letting young Frenchman Paul Pogba leave the club and join Juventus, reports the Daily Mail.
Pogba left United in 2012 on a free transfer and joined the Serie A champions, after the Premier League club failed to offer him the lucrative contract he was after.
The 20-year-old midfielder has gone to establish himself as one of the best players in Italy, and with United’s current midfield woes, many fans are rueing the decision to let the talented powerhouse leave.
Pogba’s form for the Italian giants means he is now a regular for the French national team alongside Evra, and the fullback has lavished praise on his international teammate.
“His [Pogba’s] talent on the pitch, his aggression, his presence, is very rare,” Evra told French TV station TF1.
“He very quickly earned the respect of players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
“It’s true that have you have to win over the manager too, but to have won the dressing room like he did [was impressive].
“It was truly a huge loss when he left the club.”
United signed Marouane Fellaini for the central midfield spot for a whopping £27m this summer, but the Belgian has so far failed to live up to his price tag. With Paul Scholes retiring, and legendary midfielder Ryan Giggs approaching his forties, new boss David Moyes might just wish his predecessor had tried harder to keep Pogba.